The debate in Victoria on city water security is shifting - lots of news in media on how water recycling
is the best way forward - cost effective and low eco-damage and very healthy for people.
So, given Brisbane is about to be the first city feed in recycled water into their city water supply dams, how do you feel about recently released Water price plans from the Essential Services Commission, where we all pay through the nose for destructive mega-projects like desal & north-south pipeline.
Clearly the private operators in the “PPP” projects are going to make a big profits on our water - this is a phenomena that has occurrred all around the world - and now it’s being thrust on us (with NO SAY) - When does the water bill boycott start ??
The Victorian Water Forum representatives will present to the Parliamentary Water Inquiry on November 10th. They will show that people in the South central region of Victoria could be paying much less than current Brumby plan’s multi-billion budget - through an upgrade of the big treatment plants at Carrum & Werribee, -giving a similar “rainfall independent” security of supply but with the DOUBLE BENEFIT of stopping the huge nitrogen dumping that occurs from Werribee & Carrm ocean outfalls, PLUS no destruction of a new section of coast (Bass Coast Shire) to make a desal mega-factory that is proposed to dump chemical laden waste into a heritage area.
Write to the Age ABC/ Herald/local paper/question your local State member, “Why should I pay for the crazy, wild Brumby’s water plan ??
Word on the street is that Melbourne people have heard the threat to cycling tracks from the mega-desal factory & other PPP projects - they are coming to help …
4th November 2008 (Melbourne Cup Day) - Picnic & Cyclers Info Day
Bike Riders: Please meet at Guide Park (opposite the Wonthaggi Hospital) at 10am on Tuesday, Melbourne Cup Day, for a group ride to the picnic place on Williamson’s Beach via ‘Ground Zero’ - Find out how the mega-desal proposal would affect cycling on the Rail Trail & across the Bass Shire..
Non cyclers: Please meet cyclers at intersection of Rail Trail & Proposed Desal Site
Inquiries to Frank: Ph 5672 2390
See the Events page for other Rail Trail and public access events …